Chicken manure

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Chicken manure
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Typical Nutrient Content
Untreated
Nitrogen: 1.1
Phosphorus: 1.4
Potassium: 0.6
Pellets
Nitrogen: 4
Phosphorus: 2.5
Potassium: 2.3

Chicken manure is one of the most common manures available for farmers. It's high in nitrogen which is beneficial for vegging plants not flowering, but can easily burn plants unless composted first. A small amount of dried chicken manure can be mixed in small concentrations directly into soil. Chicken manure is also a common ingredient in some mushroom compost recipes. One potential concern is the large amount of antibiotics fed to domestic fowl in large production facilities. It is also suggested that some caution should be used when handling chicken droppings, whether fresh or dried.